Review on Kits Coty Brasserie
Fantastic views over the Medway valley are one of the prime attractions at this lively modern venue Kits Coty Brasserie, perched on the edge of Bluebell Hill. You can choose to eat and soak up the vistas in the stylish bare-floored dining room or outside on the terrace. Either way, the place is sure to impress.
The menu is peppered with contemporary ideas that could include grilled red mullet fillet with prawn orzo pasta and salsa verde, as well as more familiar Euro-offerings like chicken breast with Savoy cabbage, celeriac, carrots and tarragon. There's also plenty of enterprising effort and industry at work in the kitchen, witness home-smoked salmon (served with pickled cucumber, potato and mustard seed salad) and beef cured with lemon grass and ginger (accompanied by a Malaysian salad). The taste for things oriental also extends to swordfish loin with Thai rice, soy and orange sauce and radish salad.
Desserts return to the occident for comforting classics such as honey and almond sponge with custard or fig tart with vanilla ice cream and crème anglaise. A concise list of reasonably priced global wines completes the picture.
If you were wondering about the curious name, it refers to nearby Kits Coty House – an ancient monument pre-dating Stonehenge once used as a place of worship and later as part of a burial mound. It's probably a corruption of 'Catigern's House'.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Wed-Sat (6.00 - 9.00pm Tue)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express